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Talking about home working

Today I’m making a change by having a video instead of writing a post, and I’m asking what kind of information about home working you’d like to see on the site.

Let me know the topics you’re interested in, and also tell me what you make of the talking blog idea!

12 Comments on "Talking about home working"

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  1. Jan Minihane says:

    Hi Judy
    I think its great to add some Vlogs onto your site, mixes it up nicely esp. as you usually blog everyday. Keeping them only 1 – 2 minutes long also good as people are so busy these days!

    Re: subjects to blog – how about looking at different ways to build a support network? I did a brief overview blog on this a while back but think each way you can explore building a support network could be explored in more detail??

    • judy says:

      A vlog! Is that what it is? I’ve heard of vooks, but vlog is a new one to me, so thanks for tipping me off! Sounds rather Russian, doesn’t it?
      Yes, ways to build a support network, excellent suggestion. I shall start my research by visiting your blog…and re-reading my book. Thanks, Jan!

  2. Hi Judy, I like the video blog as a change from reading blogs, it is always good to mix things up. I recently bought a Flip video myself with a view to doing the same things with my blogs. However, I soon realised my mistake as the Flip has the screen on the back of the camera and the lens on the front, so when I am making my video, I can’t see whether I am in shot or not – a bit of an expensive mistake, unless I can persuade somebody to hold the video for me!

  3. judy says:

    Thanks, Sharon, and don’t worry, I’ve seen lots of interviews that were ‘self-filmed’ with a Flip camera. It seems you just have to find a suitable surface to put the camera on and then arrange yourself so you’re in shot. And then I guess you edit out the bits where you’re walking around and sitting down and then get up to switch it off!

    You might feel a bit of a fool at first but you get used to it very quickly!

  4. Nicky Kriel says:

    I like it Judy! I have been meaning to get vlogging (I had never heard of vlog, either, by hey, might as well use it!) and you have really motivated me to start. Going to the hairdresser tomorrow, so my excuses will have run out!

    • judy says:

      Thanks, Nicky! Yes, the only downside is that I can sit at my desk looking a total mess and come across on the page as though I know what I’m talking about, but it wouldn’t do on screen!
      Then again, the upside is that if I carry on like this I may even make my own home working style pages one day!
      Looking forward to your vlogging debut.

  5. Paul Graves says:

    Very good Judy 🙂 I’m more of an audio person – usually listening to bbc iplayer radio while I’m working, so I have to admit I listened to rather than watched your vlog. I was excited by the idea of you picking up the guitar from behind you to close the video with a song . . . but maybe you’re saving that for later episodes 🙂

    • judy says:

      Actually I’m thinking of doing some audio blogs as well, Paul, just to mix it up even more. Much less nerve-racking, I’d imagine – I can read notes – and nobody will know if I look a mess!

      I think the excitement would be short-lived if I picked up the guitar! My laptop has a problem with the microphone, but I was determined to do my first video blog this week, so I borrowed Andy’s iMac and office. It’s his guitar you see. Perhaps in future he could play me in and out. Any requests?

  6. Caradiaz says:

    I thought it was a great vlog – first time I’ve heard the word and, as you say, it sounds kind of Russian! 🙂

    Really enjoyed it so keep it up, would love to see/hear more!

    • judy says:

      Thanks, Marisol, I plan to do some more next week. No excuse now that my laptop has been rejuvenated by those nice people at Apple!

  7. Yvonne C. Hyde says:

    Hi Judy, I am new to your website and enjoyed the vlog (love that word). I am currently a physical therapist working full time, but not at home. I would love some suggestions for people who currently have full time jobs, but would like to start very slowly with a side business that can be done at home. Thank you……..

    • judy says:

      Hi Yvonne, and welcome to the site. I’ll definitely be doing some more vlogs, but having been away for almost two weeks, it’ll be quicker for me to get back onto the blogging swing by writing a few first!
      Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll give it some thought…